On Friday the ship arrived back in Port Canaveral early in the morning. I chose to do the self assist disembarkation, which meant I would carry my own luggage off the ship between 7:15-8:30. I woke up to my alarm at 6:30 and got dressed before heading to breakfast in the Windjammer buffet. After eating breakfast I went back to my room for the last time and grabbed my suitcase. The line to get off the ship looked really long but it moved pretty fast. It probably only took 20 minutes to get off the ship once I got in line. Customs was really easy and I didn't even realize I had gone through customs until I saw the doors leading outside and realized I was already done! I jumped on the Radisson shuttle and was back at the hotel in another 20 minutes. It was 100% easier than getting off my last cruise!
I went to the check-in desk at the hotel expecting to put my name on an early check-in list and expecting to be told that I'd have to wait a few hours for my room to be ready. I was all set to spend the morning at the pool so I was surprised when she said my room was already set for me to go in. It was a really nice surprise and much easier than having them store my suitcase and me having to wait for the room! I hadn't slept very much the night before, so my first idea was to take a nap right away. Before going to sleep I texted and called a few people now that I had access to my phone again!
Then I went to go get some lunch at Subway and watched the last episode of Big Brother on my iPad. After that I finally took that nap I had been planning on. I watched some TV and then went for an early diner at around 4pm. After dinner I talked on the phone some more. Once I knew I wouldn't be getting any more calls for the evening I went down to the hotel pool and swam around for a few minutes before spending some time relaxing in the hot tub. I also went to the outside pool bar and got my "last night of the trip" drink. The rest of the night I watched TV and then went to sleep early at around 9:30.
The night before I had put the breakfast room service order form on my door for delivery between 8:15-8:30. I thought that by going to sleep early at 9:30 that I would definitely be awake by then. I guess I underestimated how tired I was because to my surprise the knock on the door with my room service order woke me up. I jumped out of bed and answered the door, probably looking like a hot mess! I ate breakfast and then decided to go lay by the pool. The picture above is of the hotel pool from outside my room door.
I checked out at noon and my shuttle came to get me at 1pm, so I hung out in the hotel lobby for the hour between checking out and getting picked up by the shuttle. My flight was at 5:25 and I landed in Denver around 7:15. I'm happy that I got home on a Saturday so that I had all day Sunday to unpack, do laundry, and relax before going back to work on Monday!
And that's the end of my trip! It was such a great vacation and I really enjoyed getting away and meeting lots of nice people. Now I am already counting down the days until my next trip, so stay tuned!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.